Gabin Gabas is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
Gabin has a significant experience in project development and auditing in the mining, oil & gas and energy sectors, across Europe and Sub-Sahara African States members of the OHADA.
His practice focuses on advising governments, state-owned entities and sponsors on sector-specific corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects.
Richard Gallena is an associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office and is a member of the firm's Litigation group.
Rich’s practice focuses on complex white collar matters, including internal investigations across a variety of industries and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and World Bank. Rich has recently conducted internal investigations in South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and defended individuals and companies in DOJ and SEC enforcement actions stemming from conduct in the United States and abroad.
Rich also regularly works with clients to improve corporate compliance programs with an emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. He frequently assists clients with anti-corruption diligence related to potential acquisitions and joint venture partners.
Rich also has significant experience in complex civil litigation. He has represented clients in contribution actions under the federal CERCLA statute, insurance coverage disputes involving environmental and mass tort liabilities, and in bankruptcy proceedings. Through Orrick’s partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, Rich works with wounded veterans seeking disability benefits for service-related injuries. Prior to joining Orrick, Rich was an associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
Fiorenza Galloppa, is English law qualified located in the Milan office, and a member of the Structured Finance Group.
Fiorenza advises major Italian and international banks and financial institutions active in the financial markets.
Prior to joining Orrick, Fiorenza was an associate in the capital markets department of a leading Italian firm. During that time she was seconded to HSBC Bank Plc in Milan where she focused on capital markets, banking and finance.
Fiorenza is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Milan Bar Association as an "avvocato stabilito."
Amanda Galton is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Technology Companies group. Her practice focuses on advising emerging growth companies and their investors.
Amanda’s practice primarily focuses on working with private companies on corporate legal matters, from advising at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, financing, and exits), to providing guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation, and other commercial matters.
Amanda has worked with companies and entrepreneurs in a number of industries including:
Amanda also represents investors in making investments into high-growth companies, including representing publicly-listed global strategic investors such as Shell Technology Ventures, TOTAL S.A.
and Intel Capital, as well as individual investors, nationally based venture funds and impact venture
funds such as Imprint Venture Lab and ImpactAssets.
Amanda is an active member of
Orrick’s Impact Finance Leadership, and in addition to her pro bono hours spent
on the World Bank’s Doing Business
project (focused on Afghanistan), and international development-focused work
with companies such as the Institute for Transformative Technologies, Amanda
has also had the fortune of being active in the TechWomen community as a cultural mentor and
professional resource, working with emerging women leaders from the Middle
East, Central Asia and Africa. TechWomen is an initiative run by the U.S.
State Department, to connect, inspire and empower women technology leaders in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amanda is also a Board member on CodeChix the non-profit corporation focused
on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women engineers.
Ramon Galvan is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance group. He represents a variety of lending institutions in complex commercial finance transactions, both secured and unsecured, as well as workouts and restructuring transactions.
Ramon has a wide range of experience in financings involving Native American tribes and tribal entities, including financings for new casino construction projects and casino expansions, and serving as lead counsel for some of the largest tribal financings on the West Coast.
Yile Gao, an of counsel in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the Capital Markets Group. Eli focuses his practice on a broad range of equity and debt securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate matters.
Eli has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in various U.S. and Hong Kong public and private offerings, including Hong Kong initial public offerings with Rule 144A/Regulation S international placements on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK), U.S. initial public offerings, shelf-registered equity and debt offering, as well as equity and debt private offerings. He regularly advises public companies on regulatory compliance issues.
In addition, he is experienced in handling complex mergers and acquisitions transactions for multinational corporations.
Prior to joining Orrick, Eli worked in the Shanghai and New York offices of a major international law firm.
Elena Garcia is an associate in Orrick's Orange County office. Elena focuses her practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis in high technology litigation matters involving patent law, trade secret law, cybersecurity and Internet law. She has experience in investigations involving cybercrime. She has worked on matters involving computer software, hardware, Internet and networking technologies.
Elena began her career at Orrick as a summer associate in 2013.
In law school, Elena was a member of Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions for two years. As a clinical student, she worked on several Illinois post-conviction cases.
Prior to law school, Elena worked in the consulting industry, specializing in technical architecture for E-Commerce systems.
Elizabeth Gardner, a partner in the New York Office, handles a variety of patent-related matters. Her practice is focused on patent litigation, post grant proceedings, client counseling, and licensing.
For more than 20 years, Elizabeth has represented clients in a broad range of technology areas, including in the chemical, materials, pharmaceutical, electrical, medical products, and medical diagnostics industries. She has represented clients in numerous bench trials, jury trials, and pre-trial proceedings in both the Federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has also handled and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has represented clients in patent office proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interferences.
Ms. Gardner was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a New York “IP Star” in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and one of the "Top 250 Women in IP" in 2013 and 2014.
Svetlana Gareeva is a managing associate in the Russian banking group. Svetlana has extensive experience in a variety of banking and finance
transactions with particular experience in syndicated lending,
bank-to-bank finance, secured lending, trade finance and project
Kathryn Garner focuses her practice on federal tax law related to public finance and tax-exempt bond financings. She advises cities, counties, school districts, higher education authorities, state agencies, port authorities, transit authorities and water utility districts.
Kathryn regularly consults with governmental issuers on arbitrage and rebate compliance and responds to inquiries from governmental issuers, borrowers and investment bankers regarding tax issues. She has represented numerous issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS audits of tax-exempt bonds. Kathryn also advises non-profit organizations regarding the process for achieving tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code and Texas sales and franchise taxes as well as providing ongoing compliance with federal tax laws and regulations.
Kathryn is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Houston Bar Foundation and is the current president of the Texas Chapter of Women in Public Finance.